Archive: Around Town

Fly Ride! The Yoyo stroller by Baby Zen at Babesta Cribz

The new BabyZen Yoyo stroller is the talk of the town for the travel set these days. It folds down to airline “carry-on” size, so that you can avoid the gate check! This easy lightweight stroller feels sturdy and the comfy seat is perfect for an on-the-go babe. When not in use, it features an easy carry strap, so is simple to transport. We have a sample in the store (though it officially launches later on in the spring.) We’re taking pre-orders, so if you’re smitten, we’ll give you first dibs! Here’s a quick demo video! $469.Shop BabyZen here!

Fashion tackles Football with designer helmets!

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Can’t help but love these Haute Couture football helmets by designers like Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez. This fundraiser, brainchild of the National Football League, CFDA and Bloomingdale’s challenged designers to create over-the-top fashionable helmets. The helmets (that are on view at Bloomies) will be auctioned off February 4th to benefit the NFL foundation that supports sports programs through grants and helps educate about childhood obesity, nutrition and the importance of physical activity. Wanna bid? go to Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to just do it! Then check out Babesta’s Super Bowl picks, including some Rockin Green detergent (football is a dirty game!), a Man of the House Onesie for the wee one to lay back in his bouncer & watch the game, a DIY Horse (bronco? – and I’m just saying, it’s the year of the horse!), and a  time capsule to remember the day forever!

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Now this is a 10th Birthday!

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Our friends Tristin & Tyler just celebrated their 10th in style, sponsored by Diesel, at Pink Elephant Club in NYC. The dance party commenced with a DJ lesson for the boys & friends and as the music pumped (thanks to 10 year old DJ Kai), some dancers came out to lead the kids in some serious club-ready dance moves! Pretty much everyone was decked in neon bracelets, flashing rings, disco balls and even flashing dayglo sunglasses. It was quite a scene & made me wonder, what next year? At 16? at 21? Mom, you’ve got your work cut out for you! And, by the way, are you free to plan my next shindig? -xx j

Video Games Extravaganza at the Museum of the Moving Image

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Your kid as obsessed as mine with MINECRAFT? Might want to head out to the Museum of the Moving Image and check out “Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games.” The interactive exhibition (read playable) of more than two dozen games that represent the “indie” scene. Museum Of The Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, Queens. Opens Saturday, December 14.
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Here’s a list of the games featured in the exhibit (to gauge age-appropriateness).

Final Days, Yayoi Kusama at the David Zwirner Gallery

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Don’t be dissuaded by the report of the long lines or the cold. We are wild about polka dots here and Yayoi Kusama’s art has been on the Must Do list for a while now. (We understand, the holiday’s sometimes take over but it’s ending the 21st so you’ve got to hurry!) If you haven’t seen it, I Who Arrive in Heaven is surreal, intriguing and fantastical. There are two infinity rooms that boast mirrors and dots, dark and light. Read about it here.

Happy hundredth Woolworth Building! & A fun weekend to-do for the kids!

A Gargoyle just chilling …

On August 10th, the Skyscraper Museum (39 Battery Place) will host “Woolworth’s Gargoyles” to highlight its “Woolworth Building @ 100″ exhibit. That’s right, Woolworth turned 100 years young this year!

Lucky kids ages 3 to 10 will learn about Gothic architecture while getting a quick tour of the Cathedral of Commerce’s iconic gargoyle statues. Afterward, visitors will get the chance to make their own gargoyles. That’s right. I said it. MAKE. YOUR. OWN. GARGOYLES.

Tickets are only $5 to the public, $2.50 for seniors and students, and free for members and children under 12. Purchase them by e-mailing: education@skyscraper.org OR call 212-945-6324 by 5 p.m. by Friday, August 9.

Visit skyscraper.org && woolworth100.com for more information.

 

 

Fun things to do: Central Park

Who doesn’t love Central Park? Now here are a few reasons to love it even more: Some of our favorite upcoming events in August. Mark our calendars!

  1. Sandbox: Stories;
    August 5; from 2 PM- 3PM;
    Kids will hear interactive and humor filled stories about witches, princesses, shoemakers, etc.
  2. Family Camping;
    August 24, 2013;  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM;
    Camping in Central Park! Your getaway from the city, in the city! Classic! Park Rangers will protect you! Bond with nature and your family. Participants are chosen by lottery.
  3. The Conservatory Garden;
    Saturdays between April 6, 2013 and October 26, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM;
    A 75 minute tour learning about the thousands of flowers, trees, shrubs, and perennials that horticulturalists take care of. Tours meet at the Vanderbilt Gate.

Check out Central Park’s website for more events and news of the ultimate park!